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It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Monday, December 12, 2011



Over the weekend, then entire family went to work spreading pine needles and making the yard look nice for Christmas.  I put the finishing touches on the front door and wondered if you would like to see it.

This year I opted for something different and instead of hanging a boxwood wreath on the outside of the door I used a frazier fir wreath.
The wreath hanger I used has a hook for hanging a wreath on the inside too so I made a boxwood wreath to hang here.  I really like seeing this when I walk through the room.

The reward came at the end of the day when we all sat down to rest and enjoyed the first fire of the season.  It is definitely beginning to feel like Christmas now.




27 comments:

  1. What a clever idea to hang a wreath on both sides of the door. Love the color of your front door!

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  2. Your home has the warm and cozy touches of Christmas ~ job well done.

    Clever idea for the wreath ~ I'm tucking that one away for future use.

    Have a great day ~
    Jo

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  3. Beautiful!! Thanks for the inspiration. Your fireplace looks so inviting.
    Have a great week.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  4. So pretty! I've always loved your black urns on the porch!

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  5. Rene your front door looks so beautiful all dressed for Christmas!

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  6. Ah! I love the decorations! I just love this time of year! Especially now that my Christmas shopping (and wrapping, whoop!) is 95% done I'll really be able to enjoy the rest of the season! Your home looks beautiful! I need to take some pics of ours! We finished our outdoor decorating this weekend too!

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  7. it looks lovely! i love all the natural touches you use.

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  8. I love the holly in the urns! So simple and pretty!

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  9. Looking good, Rene! And how awesome to have a fire. That's almsot all the decor and atmosphere you need ;-) But the urns look lovely, and I love your inside wreath!

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  10. Beautiful and classic. Can't wait for the tour.

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  11. Your home looks beautiful, Rene.
    Have a happy Monday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  12. Your door looks stylish and classy both inside and out, love the urns by the front door too.

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  13. Love the feeling of Christmas...and the fire makes it perfect! Take care, Caroline

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  14. love your elegant entry with the vine that curves around. also, your tv above the fireplace was good for me to see. i've been lamenting mine ever since a little duct routing issue in the building stage caused my dreams of a retractable painting covering our tv over our fireplace to go by the wayside.

    (found you through between you & me i think)

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  15. The black urns with holly are so pretty and I love the thought of kicking back to relax with the family - those are the greatest moments. Looking forward to your party and will be sure to link up my post!

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  16. Love that you used so much live greenery! I'm always so scared of it but it looks so warm and festive!

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  17. I thought that there was nothing prettier than that gorgeous vine above your door until I saw it with your wreath and greenery filled urns. So classic and classy!

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  18. *** What I adore MOST is that you kept is SIMPLE, making it all WARM and LOVELY!!! You really edited well!!!

    SOMEtimes people... make that OFTEN times people... get carried away~~~ it's pretty easy to do ~~~ but, keeping it simple is elegant & relaxing at the same time!!!

    KUDOS, KIDDO!

    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  19. I'd be a very happy girl to sit in front of your cozy fireplace and I love the idea of putting two wreaths on the door. Did you make the boxwood ball too?

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  20. Thank you for the sweet comments everybody! The berries are actually nandina and acuba. We planted the acubas several years ago and this is the first year they are popping.

    Camille, the boxwood orb came from Joss & Main. I only wish I could make those :)

    --René

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  21. Very pretty, Rene. Warm and inviting. I love that your whole family was involved, too. Those kinds of days are special ones.

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  22. Love your painted brick house and your front door...and your urns...so beautiful, and especially all decked out at Christmas!

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  23. Very pretty front door...love the magnolia leaves.

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  24. What a festive use of greenery! Love your mantle!

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  25. Hi Rene! Your home is so beautiful and I love your front door.
    I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and have a very Merry Christmas!
    xoxo

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  26. What a great idea to hang a wreath on the inside. That fire sure looks warm and welcoming!

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